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an your money. jim amos, chairman of planet smoothie. we have the ceo of fast signs and the jamie richardson the vice president of white castle. we have a power panel on today. thank you all for joining us. i want to start with some news from clarence otis, ceo of darden restaurants. obviously he came out and said that the forecast for his company going forward is looking bleak for a couple of different reasons. he said the negative media coverage that focused on darden and how they might accommodate health care reform has really hurt the company. he was someone who came out and said they would have to go ahead and use many more part-time workers because obamacare was simply too expensive. there was a big backlash against that. so he is going to have to go ahead and as a result, they will keep their full-time workers on. they will really stuck with the cost of obamacare. he also said, you know, they're having a tough time because people aren't coming into the restaurants because economy is bad. in my mind he spoke out. got punished for it. at the same time the economy is terrible.
-year-old fairfax county football player. good evening everyone. i'm jim rosenfield. xavier stringfellow was found dead last night in vienna and tonight police have made an arrest in the case. news 4's darcy spencer talked with former high school teammates tonight who are devastated by the news. >> ryan and xavier stringfellow show off their rings after winning the state football championship at battlefield high school in prince william county in 2010. swingle was devastated to learn his former teammate was found murdered in this van friday night in vienna. >> i was heart broken. it was really hard because he was one of those guys who brought me under his wing and kind of showed me what to do, what not to do. it hurts me that he's gone like that. >> reporter: investigators say the 19-year-old manassas man was stabbed to death during a struggle with someone he did not know but had arranged to meet. they wouldn't say why. detectives charged 22-year-old johnny bonilla with murder. he was arrested at his home in gainsville saturday afternoon. stringfellow was found behind the wheel of the va
a bull market somewhere. i promise to find it for you here on "mad money." i'm jim cramer. see you tomorrow. >>> coming up on "worldwide exchange," retail reality check. it's the day after christmas, early data shows the slowest growth in spending since 2008 this holiday season. we're crunching the numbers for you. >>> the u.s. is set to go over the fiscal cliff in five days. that means taxes will go up for nearly every american. dramatic spending cuts will kick in. president obama and congress will be back from vacation tomorrow. but will anything get done? >>> plus, wild winter weather sweeping through the country. we'll bring you the latest details on which part of the u.s. could be hit next. cnbc's "worldwide exchange" starts now. >>> and welcome to a special edition of reside worldwide. ross andcle reoff today for boxes day in -- kelly are off today for boxing day. for now, you is us. >> we'll start with a brief check on the markets. energy and metals are trading higher now, wtis up about 55 cents. brent crude up 65 cents. also want to check in on the gold price, as well. gold
>> reporter: making election night no surprise the biggest campaign story of the year. jim acosta, cnn, washington. >> and i'm allison kosic. "cnn newsroom" continues now with martin savidge. don't go anywhere. >> thank you very much. >>> welcome to the cnn "newsroom." i'm martin savidge in for fredricka whitfield. here are the top stories we are following right now. >>> that fiscal cliff. we are at the very edge. senate leaders are working through the weekend trying to reach a deal before the deadline. today president obama called on lawmakers to meet their deadlines and responsibilities and forge a compromise to avoid tax hike and spending cuts from taking effect. lisa desjardins is live on capitol hill. what's going on right now? >> reporter: right now it's all behind closed doors, martin. what we just have learned in the last hour, in fact, what reporters have seen here, a surprise. house speaker john boehner was here at the capitol. we're still trying to sort out exactly why he was here, but he wasn't here for very long, it seems. he left in the last hour. also, we were able
there. our coverage continues with accuweather and meteorologist jim dicky. good morning, jim. >> good morning. our next storm system taking shape through the day. in the form of two storms. one area of low pressure rolling out of the gulf of mexico, bringing rain to the lower mississippi valley. stronger storms in the afternoon in southern louisiana. and a weak area of low pressure tracks its way out of the midwest, bringing light snow across the great lakes. the two combine forces here. through the night, we'll see 1 to 3 inches in the ohio valley. brandi and muhammad, back to you. >>> in pasadena, california, not only are the stanford cardinals and the wisconsin badgers getting ready for tuesday's rose bowl game, workers are putting together the beautiful floats that will be in the tournament of roses parade. >> this is so cool to see in person behind the scenes. 41 floats will be part of the parade. these are really just the finishing touches. the work started on most of the floats after the rose parade back in january. yeah, they start then. amazingly, each float will be decorated
to get slammed and when. in accuweather meteorologist jim dickey is tracking that storm. jim, who is going to get it first? >> seeing the snow right now already across southern illinois and southern, indiana. with the storm, not packing the punch that its predecessor did but still a wide swath of snow across the ohio valley spreading its way north and eastward and then the cold front with the system putting down substantial rainfall. good news is nothing in the way of severe weather reports or reports of damage like we saw with the storm the day after christmas. moves east ward and the heavy rain tracking into the florida panhandle right now. reds and yellows marking the heaviest precipitation. with that further northward sold air in place. the heaviest band of snow the darking blue shade stretches from indianapolis down south of st. louis and that will move north and eastward as we head through the night. the first moves into pennsylvania and weakened and then transfer energy to a system that is going to roll up the coast but that happens too late for this to be a major snowmaker
there is always a bull market somewhere, and i promise to find it just for you, right here on "mad money." i'm jim cramer, and i will see you monday. done. it's the right thing to do for our families, for our businesses and for our entire economy. but the hour for immediate action is here. it is now. >> the president correctly says the time for immediate action is now. apparently not his immediate action, though, with the nation facing a crippling fiscal cliff in just three days, the president calls congressional leaders together and says, you fix it. no, he doesn't offer any new plan from the white house, no compromise. instead the president tells the senate to come up with a deal and the same senate that hasn't passed a budget in years. and the marks don't like it at all, 158 points now tanking and falling further in the after market and we'll have to see how asia opens on monday. it could be ugly. the headlines are falling fast and furious. we're all over it "the kudlow report" starts right now. >>> welcome. i'm michelle caruso-cabrera in for larry kudlow. a lot happened in just the last couple
ice. case in point, take a look at this from monroe county, michigan. jim swayze was walking his dogs when one of them went out on the ice and fell in. rescue crews were able to get man and best friend to safety. good to see. >> amazing. glad he made it out okay. >>> that monster winter storm is now being blamed for east 16 deaths. as heavy snow fell on pittsburgh, air travelers suffered through cancellations and lengthy delays. an american airlines plane ran over a snow patch in pittsburgh and got stuck on the runway for nearly three hours. wouldn't want to be on that flight. and one up to hit by hurricane sandy was under water once again. in sea bright, new jersey, heavy tide filled basements with flad waters several feet deep. and in the south, tornado survivors are cleaning up the damage as abc's matt gutman has this report. >> reporter: this video from a wall greens from here in mobile showing is very gut of a tornado. the wind first blasts around debris. then the funnel, dense with debr debris, begins sucking in cars, slamming them down. inside, this man in uniform, poking his h
had their way today it the wait to play will be longer. jim harboughs team wanted to beat arizona to get the west. collin, after a slow start. michael craptree, 8 balls, 172 yards and two touchdowns. san fran up by one. could have been much more but david missed the 2nd of two field goals in the first half. up 7-6. 3rd quarter, 10-6 now. making a 17-6 run for san francisco. and they put it out of reach, 2- 1 by frank gore. 51st career touchdown that breaks the franchise record, roger craig that made 24-6,en 7- 13, and clinched the nfc west. >> the russian division. it means a lot to us and to our players. and congratulating them for getting that done. in those first four years what it felt like this time. traps fer it. and plan for, you know, just going into the off season to feel better. you know, it was difficult to win. >> to get next weekend off, closeout green bay today. peterson, 7 of his 199 yards here. he needed 29 to be the single season king. the battle, rogers to nelson, they come back and tie the game at 34. then, the vikings respond on the blair wa alsh field goal. ti
-1/4 miles, three years to build. opening in 1918 mayor sunny jim roth drove the first car. wealth also ended this oddity on one remote ocean beach a village called carville. with 35,000 people lived on discarded munni cars. >> people like jack london. >> we found one cable car house remaining today on 46th avenue. the interior munni car chic. he's to you. >> hello munni. munni will offer free rides also on new year's eve. john fowler, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> aaa wants to keep drunk drives off the streets this new year's eve. they're offering free rides and tows home. drivers can get their cars towed and get a free ride up to 10 miles from 6:00 a.m. new year's eve to 6:00 a.m. new year's day. just contact aaa and tell the operator you need a tipsy tow. you do not need to be a aaa member. >>> a very cold day across the entire bay area. now we're tracking a few more rain showers. right now on the maps we'll show you some of the current numbers. these are the current numbers, 42 to 52 degrees across the region. you definitely want to bundle up. here's the perspective, with the radar you will se
of us lived this one, the wild ride to election day, 2012. cnn national political correspondent jim acosta has more on the story. >> reporter: the year started off with a surprise in a sweater vest. counting down the top campaign stories of the year at number ten, the primaries. rick santorum's stunning performance in the iowa caucuses. >> game on. >> reporter: kicked off a battle for the republican nomination that few in washington had expected. the gop's odds on favorite, mitt romney, stumbled in some of the early contests. >> i like being able to fire people that provide services to me. >> reporter: he refused to release his tax returns, allowing another rival, newt gingrich, to take south carolina. >> we proved here in south carolina, that people power with the right ideas beats big money. >> reporter: but that big money eventually cleared the field. and romney set his sights on the president. >> it is still about the economy. and we arestupid. >> reporter: at number nine, bain. not that one. that one. almost as soon as romney had locked up the nomination, his former private inv
that ended about 45 minutes away. >> jim, the meeting started at 3:10 and ended at 4:15. the four congressional leaders left without speaking to the media. with $600 billion in tax hikes set to take effect new year's day. senior advisers said the president was set to make a small offer with the full support of reid and pelosi. nbc news has learned that a previous offered made by the president, the one that involved a tax increase for only those earning more than $400 is off the table. advisers say that was part of a bigger proposal that speaker boehner did not accept. it looks like the current proposal goes back to raising taxes on those who make more than $250,000. the proposal known as plan b didn't work. it will remain to be seen if the smaller plan will. either way the countdown to the if you year could be very costly. >> i'm hopeful that a deal will avoid the worst parts of a fiscal live cliff. >> the tax increases need to be averted, avoided. they can be. i think in the end we'll get a deal. the question is the timing of that. >> according to administration officials, senior
honor you. and then, finally, we're also going to be losing jim webb and jim demint. jim, as we all know, jim webb came here, did something very few freshmen can do by getting a major new piece of legislation passed, the new g.i. bill, and on the committee he's been really critical to our thinking about the far east. he was the first american to visit burma in ten years, and i'm proud to say i think i may have been the one who was there before that, but he changed the policy, he knew we had to lift the sanctions and move it, and his contribution to thinking about the trans-pacific partnership, the continued efforts on vietnam mias has been a superb contribution. he's a great thinker, and we appreciate his service. and jim demint, jim demint and i have, obviously, disagreed on a number of treaties and initiatives in front of the committee, bun of the great things about -- but one of the great things about jim demint is you know where he stands. he knows what he believes, we do. he's been a terrific advocate for his point of view, and we're confident that in his, in the new hat that he's g
they get there in the first place? >> well, that man you just saw harris jim swayze was walking four dogs. one of the dogs ran into the ice and fell through holding himself up with just front paws. jim swayze went after the dogs but the ice kept breaking away. he called 911. then called his cousin who is san animal control officer. the cousin's boyfriend showed up. went after the dog and right as he reached ice broke away. and he got stuck in the mud below and had to wait an hour for firefighters to arrive. listen. the big concern was the dog. they the dog had been in the without for why quite a while. the amount of time spent in the water is very short lived. you can't spent a lot of time in these cold temperatures and hope to survive. the rescue actually went pretty quickly. >> it went quickly but all tolled it still took an hour and a half before they pulled bart out of that water, harris. >> harris: that's a long time to be in the water. how is the dog doing? the hound dog is doing fine now. but bart is 11 years old. first the vet was very worried about him. they rapid him up in elect
." i'm jim cramer, and i'll see you tomorrow. >>> good evening. i'm michelle caruso-cabrera in for larry kudlow. this is "the kudlow report." speaker john boehner calls the house back into session for sunday night. that stokes investor hopes for a fiscal cliff deal and this coming just a few hours after harry reid's comments sent the dow into a tailspin. we have complete coverage in this developing story which is happening tonight as we speak. also, as supplies from the obama team, ep achieve lisa jackson stepping down. can the coal companies finally breathe a sigh of relief? guess what happened in britain when the uk banned handguns. the surprising result that could change the gun control debate. "the kudlow report" start ises right now. >>> the big news tonight, still the developments in washington on the fiscal cliff, eamon javers joins us with the details. >> good evening, meshel. capitol hill sources tell cnbc that congressional leaders are planning to go to the white house tomorrow to meet with president barack obama and it is not entirely clear at this point w
arm. coach jim hargbaugh confirmed today that smith will need surgery - whether now or after the playoffs - and that he does indeed risk further injury by trying to play through the injury. .smith officially listed as "doutbful" for sunday.but you can bet he's really "out" as the niners won't risk further injury before the playoffs. ------------------------ alex smith was a man that that was the game in which alex smith was nearly flawless. statistically, it was the best of his career. 18, 419 and three touchdowns. also it was the last fall gave that he would play. he suffered a concussion the following week and a loss of the job to call on kaepernick and we know the rest. the 49ers team now with the division title at stake if they do not want to overlook arizona. after all, why risk it? - the niners are 16 1/2 point favorites without smith to beat the cardinals and clinch the nfc west cardinals in their first meeting two months ago back alex smith was nearly flawless in the game - in fact statistically it was his best game ever going 18/19 for 232 yards and 3 touchdowns it w
of the pole. tons of confetti dropped on times square. >> jim dolan of wabc was there. >> reporter: hours of standing out in the cold did not slow down the million or so people in times square who didn't seem to mind the weather. all right. some minded the weather. edwin is from puerto rico. how long have you been out here? >> seven hours. >> reporter: you're a little cold, aren't you? >> yes. >> reporter: security is tight here. police are everywhere, in and around the crowd and many here brought their children, who, well, may have been coached a little bit. and the cold didn't seem to have a great reason why she was here. >> because -- >> reporter: you came because your mom made you. >> yaf. >> this is my first time in new york city. >> reporter: you wanted to be here, didn't you. >> yeah. >> reporter: how is that working out? >> it's good, but it's cold. >> reporter: nick from rock away park has it covered. >> the crowd is getting a little crazy with the pushing. i have to push them in their place a little bit. they appreciate that. >> got a good view and everything. >> reporter: tell
spread around the internet. as jim axelrod reports, critics say it's too much information. >> reporter: driving through this typical westchester neighborhood, you can tell a lot, who's got a new car, who just finished their addition who's got the best christmas ornament ornaments. now thanks to this website you also might fwhoe has a handgun. it began as an 1,800-world article in this past sunday's edition of "the journal news" that covers three counties. included in the article included a map with names and addresses of those likely to own a handgun in the counties. >> we have to be very very careful about the types of information we're going to publish here. in this case, i think the newspaper has gone a little too far in terms of publishing information that actually stigmatizes people. >> reporter: hundreds have weighed in on the journal's web paige, the majority expressing outrage. some even posted what they say are the home addresses and home phone numbers of the paper's staff. cbs news tried to talk with several individuals identified by "the journal ne
learn this week the actor charles durning died in new york on monday. here's jim axelrod. >> reporter: known as the king of character actors charles durning appeared in more than 100 movies in a career that started in 1962. >> got to get you out of here! >> reporter: the crooked cop in "the sting." >> you're lieutenant william snyder? >> i don't know what's up? >> i know this is kind of quick, but that's how i am. >> reporter: the love-struck widower who proposes to dustin hoffman in "tootsie." >> i love to dance. >> reporter: but it was the over-the-top governor -- >> excuse me. >> reporter: and the bumbling nazi colonel in "to be or not to be" that earned him two oscar nominations in the early '80s. charles durning grew up poor in upstate new york. he left home at 16 before starting his theater career as an usher. world war ii interrupted that career. he was 21 years old on d-day when he was in the first wave to hit omaha beach, the only man in his unit to survive. he rarely spoke about that day, but recalled the landing at the national memorial day concert in 200
-- on a no tax increase on anybody. >> that's right, which is why boehner pulled the plug, jim, you'll recall, on that vote, which was supposed to be a show vote to put the pressure on the president to draw the line at a million. when he realized he didn't have a majority of the republicans, he didn't go forward. what this is now is an old school where you have a bipartisan society, where boehner would be asked to permit a vote, even if he knew most republicans would vote no. it's humiliating for a speaker, especially in this milieu, in the world we live in now. it would set up boehner to maybe lose the speakership when the vote is taken in the house for that on january 3rd. it would certainly mean a fight. you would have paul ryan, cantor saying, wait a minute, this guy forced a vote we didn't want to take, but that's what the president is trying to get boehner to do. give me a few republicans, says boim bhoim, i'll deliver democrats, i'll deliver senate and sign the bill and save 97% of americans from a tax hike. boehner might not be able to do it or might refuse to do it. that's the next s
performance of the year. totally a outplaying the new york giants. jim caldwell's second week as offensive coordinator is much better than his first although he says there was no drastic change in strategy. >> i think the guys executed extremely well. that is the bottom line. when they are executing well, it does not matter what plays. you know the old adage -- take care of the little things and the big things will take care of themselves. that is kind of what we believe. >> good philosophy. ed reed out $55,000, that is what he was fined for for this hit on victor cruz. if you are a defensive back you have a major problem. the league said do not lead with your helmet, but your shoulder, and ed does that and still gets fine. if you cannot lead with your shoulder without having your head somewhere near your shoulder. it is impossible. the force -- fourth time find in three years. the second this year i was in the locker room when he was asked about the nea says, i don't know what to do. they tell me to hit with my shoulder and i do and i still did find. it will be interesting to see how both
on the fiscal cliff, some tea partiers seem ready to compromise on taxes. here's jim acosta. >> reporter: for the tea party, change is brewing on capitol hill. florida republican alan west who rode the tea party wave in congress two years ago only to be swept out in november has already lost its office which is being prepped by painters for its new occupant. >> they say he's an outsider, a reformer. >> reporter: another tea partier, kansas congressman tim huleskamp, was booted from his seat on the budget committee he believes to john boehner wanted to send a message, to get in line for a deal on the fiscal cliff. >> we have determine thursday is some secret scorecard. a scorecard which based on testimony votes -- >> reporter: i think there's house -- >> i think there's potentially i hope not to push a tax increase through the house, and we will see what happens. >> reporter: while the speaker denied he's bringing down the hammer, stating in a letter that "there is no scorecard," -- >> stop spending now! stop spending now! >> reporter: it's clear, tea partiers are not rallying to shut dow
's stay on the subject of guns and what to do about them. congressman jim moran says there is a disconnect between the national rifle association's leadership and the nra members. the democrat from virginia is pushing a package of gun reforms he says most nra members support. and representative moran joins me now live from washington. good to have you with us. >> good to be with you, thank you. >> congressman, when many politicians think about the nra, they think about this legion of people who stand shoulder to shoulder with wayne lapierre and the leadership and what he says they believe. you believe, though, that the nra leadership is out of touch with the membership. why? >> well, this bill that we're introducing on the first session of the next congress has five measures where two-thirds of nra membership support them. in fact, in some cases one of them is supported by 79% of the nra members. so i do think there is a disconnect between the nra members and the gun manufacturers who basically pay the salaries of the nra leadership. but what this would do is to require background checks,
congressman says the chances look slim to none. listen to virginia democrat jim moran as he describes why he'll likely vote against a deal. >> my congressional district would be the hardest-hit if we go over the fiscal cliff. i have tens of thousands of federal employees and a great deal of defense spending would be at risk. so if we don't suspend the sequester and it looks like this very small deal may not even achieve that, then i'd have to be a no vote. so if i had to guess right now, i don't think we're going to be able to reach a deal no matter how small it might be. >> a vote could take place later today, and you can watch coverage right here on cnn. >>> the president will continue to plead his case for a deal today. he's making his first appearance on a sunday talk show in more than three years. he's on nbc's "meet the press." mr. obama is expected to call for an immediate vote by congress on a scaled-back plan that would only extend middle class tax breaks and unemployment benefits if the congressional negotiations fail. >>> fears over the fiscal cliff are weighing heavily on u.s. st
do. >>> it was a wild ride to election day 2012. jim acosta has the top ten campaign stories of the year. >> reporter: the year started off with a surprise in a sweater vest, counting down the top campaign stories of the year, number ten, the primaries. rick santorum's stunning performance in the iowa caucuses. >> game on. >> reporter: kicked off a battle for the republican nomination that few in washington had expected. the gop's odds on favorite, mitt romney stumbled in some of the early contests. he refused to release his tax returns allowing newt gingrich to take south carolina. >> we proved here in south carolina that people of power beats big money. >> reporter: but that big money eventually cleared the field and romney set his sights on the president. >> it's still about the economy and we're not stupid. >> reporter: at number nine, bain. not that one. that one. almost as soon as romney had had locked up the nomination, his former private investment capital was crashed by the super pac and obama campaign. the attack ads put romney on defense for months. the president a
is out of step with its members. joining me now is virginia congressman jim moran. briefly, let me ask you first about the fiscal cliff because i have you here. you and your members will get back to work tomorrow. i'm wondering is there going to be a last ditch effort to avoid this and what do you think is going to happen? >> i think the likelihood is that we go over the cliff, martin. and, of course, that's my primary focus because my congressional district would be the hardest hit if beat go over the fiscal cliff. i've got tens of thousands of federal employees and a great deal of defense spending would be at risk. so if we don't suspend the sequester and it looks like this very small deal may not even achieve that, then i'd have to be a "no" vote. so if i had to guess right now, i don't think we're going to be able to reach a deal no matter how small it might be. of course, at the very best, all we would do is stumble forward for a couple more months until we hit the debt ceiling and then face another crisis which is really a crisis of confidence in the government. i just can't imag
-time employees, ben, libya, evan, mike, julie, richard, jennifer, nick, michelle, jim, doory, jesse, angela, kathleen, carolyn, rachel, eric, jennifer, chris, cody, greg, katelyn, stephanie, beth, bennett, nathan , emily, mary, abby, lee, shannon, christina, p.j., alex, nicki, randy, john, the two best veteran constituent service reps you could ever want. sharon, rachel, cara. mr. speaker, all of them were loyal to the district and i read their names into the record to thank them for their service and loyalty to me, with you especially for their service to -- but especially for their service to the district. yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from alabama, mr. brook, for five minutes. mr. brooks: mr. speaker, the bush tax cuts history illuminates why american families face huge tax increases on january 1. the bush tax cuts had two purposes, first, stimulate the economy, create jobs, cut unemployment, and cut the deficit. second, cut taxes to help american families take care of their own needs. in just three years thanks to the bush tax cuts unemployment
and close facilities. reporter: jim moran said his district, right outside of washington, home to many who work in the defense industry, could be harvested in the country. he is warning constituents that they can expect an immediate 8 billion-dollar cut in defense money if we go over the fiscal cliff. that, he says, will likely lead to job losses. jon? jon: that is very scary stuff. molly henneberg, thank you. harris: the nation is mourning the loss of norman schwarzkopf. he was 78 years old. the man known as storming norman drove out saddam hussein's forces in kuwait in 1991. operation desert storm entered one of our history books. you know, i have read that you say that the general earned every bit of his impeccable reputation as a leader. why is that? >> well, if you look back at where we were when he played a critical role in leading the first gulf war, we had come off of the 70s, which were the carter years, morale is really bad. reagan rebuilt the military during the 80s. then george h. w. bush took over as well. the team that was rebuilt, that new army and air force, the new navy th
if both sides can't bridge the divide? tara dowdell, democratic strategist, with former jim mcgreevey and david webb, accident cirrus xm patriot radio. good to see both of you. i want to begin with this. last night on fox news, this is what south carolina senator lindsey graham had to say about this meeting today. he said, quote, anytime you announce a meeting publicly in washington it's usually for political theater purposes. so, tara, is this all show? >> well i agree, obviously there is always some political theater going on in politics. i would say this year's oscar though goes to john boehner for pretending toe be nexting in good faith. throughout this whole process he has been the primary person pointing fingers and the democrats offered several different, several different opportunities for the speaker to come to the table, compromise opportunities. most recently even agreeing to seen less tax revenue as part of the deal. so i think that the issue here is that it is going to be very difficult for the republicans to come behind a compromise plan which has tax increases an
? >> we met with jim mcgrath yesterday. he said there is one thing i can assure you, his trademark sense of humor is intact. he is not on a ventilator, giving doctors and nurses hell in there. the guy is 88. 85th birthday three years ago, skydiving. he did it for his 80th, 75th. this guy likes to be active. loves the thrill of life and excitement. by the way, when he finished his skydiving on the 85th? he said how do you feel? when he said i don't feel a day over 84. my sense is, he is dog well and getting better, but it will take time, he's just an older guy. drew. >> miguel, thanks. we certainly wish the president all the best in getting better. >> it is 21 minutes after the hour. let's get you up to date on the top stories. congressional leaders on both sides have been summoned by the president to come to the white house today for an 11th hour fiscal cliff showdown. just four days remain to got a deal done or massive tax hikes and spending cuts kick in on tuesday. >>> the u.s. embassy clearing out of an african nation this morning. deteriorating security has forced the u.s. state depa
jim ramstead and patrick kennedy talking about being in recovery, and the fact that good people get this disease. it's a bad disease. but good people get it and successful people get it and we can recover. >> as she mentioned, we talked about it in the past, it's been a disease that men have battled. what is it you think people will be able take away from the documentary to open their eyes to the problem at hand? >> well, i think two-fold. one, this stigma, it is interesting that for mothers in particular, there's this idea in our society that we should be perfect and on all the time. i think there is a real harsh judgment against women that might pick up a drink to cope and before they know it, this disease really grabs them. i think that's one thing. and i also think understanding the psychological pressures that women are under nowadays is very, very key. seeing that in our sisters and our mothers and our friends and our children, being able to understand more and deal with it with compassion and sympathy instead of judgment. >> the movie will be premiering here in the d.c. area.
been going on for years in iowa, my friend, former colleague, jim leech and i had written about that. it's happening in california, in arizona, even a little bit in florida. that is part of the problem. nationally they got more than a million more votes than republicans who ran for the house of representatives. yet they come into this with a 5-vote margin and there are some areas where in north carolina there were more votes for democrats than republicans but there are only 20 -- 27% of the representatives are democrats. it confuses the notion of mandate. the president won decisively, the president picked up ground and we had a million more votes nationwide for the house of representatives. that doesn't sound like much of a national mandate to continue the policies of the republicans over the last decade or so. host: let's go to the republican line, david from ohio. i would love to be able to buy my children ferraris or the president kept on saying he wanted a balanced attack. to this problem. which i agree that you had to increase the revenues, but you also got to address the spendi
gone up. guest: i guess that's one way to look at it, sure. host: let's go to floral city, florida. jim on the republicans line. caller: good morning. i don't so much have a question but a comment. i feel that most of the conversation in washington is about money and it's more, more, more, more. they're going to waste every dime they get. so the problem i consider is that they have too much money. not that they have too little. they don't need more. if we were to update our computer system we could probably do 60% to 70% of our governmental business on a computer and let the people run it instead of our bureaucrats. it just makes no sense. i've only heard just a very few words regarding the fact that they spend too much money. guest: we do. we spend too much money. and unfortunately you're absolutely right. we don't hear that enough and for that reason that was the reason we got the compromise last night. enough people are willing to look the other way on the spending. again, i understand the folks who voted for it. both democrats and republicans alike. they don't want to go over the cl
on the floor but people stepping before microphones. here is representative jim moran. >> there are going to be voting sunday night and then probably watching the skins-cowboys fame in the cloakroom. then we'll, then we'll be in session on december 31st as well. gregg: what does he mean, we're going to vote sunday night? >> here's what might happen. both parties meet with the president today at the white house. they all say look, here we are on the precipice here. let's come up with something so we stop these tax hikes from happening on january 1st. let's come together and come up with kind of a stopgap deal. in other words, something short term. this is something congress will typically do when both sides are at an impasse. they find a way to get by for a little while longer. buy themselves more time. if they come up with a deal like that, the house is coming back into session on sunday night. it is highly possible they could vote on something then. the senate could also pass it and signed into law. gregg: right. >> everyone is talking about there is not enough time. this is not true. co
cornyn, horrible recruitment two years in a row and this time they didn't have jim demint to blame. >> don't blame that texan on me. >> okay. take it up with him after the show. erick erickson, roland martin, thank you very much. happy new year, guys. >>> hopes have been crushed and families in the making have been ripped apart. a new law bans americans from adopting russian children. welcome to chevy's year-end event. so, the 5.3-liter v8 silverado can tow up to 9,600 pounds? 315 horsepower. what's that in reindeer-power? [ laughs ] [ pencil scratches ] [ male announcer ] chevy's giving more. get the best offer of the year -- 0% apr financing for 60 months plus $1,000 holiday bonus cash. plus trade up for an additional $1,000 trade-in allowance. hurry. bonus cash ends january 2nd. time for citi price rewind. because your daughter really wants that pink castle thing. and you really don't want to pay more than you have to. only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it finds one, you get refunded the difference. just use your citi card and register you
samaritan story to end on from christmas day in colorado springs. during his christmas celebration, jim stevens noticed some suspicious people carrying items out of his neighbor's home, so he decided to confront them. >> told them put the stuff down. he threw it at the me, hit me in the face, took off running. then the car tried to leave, so i reached into the win at the, put the car in park so she couldn't leave. as i'm doing that, the other lady came out and i was able to hold her until police got here. >> i'm victor blackwell. thanks for being with me. up next, "the situation room" with joe johns. >>> happening now, time running out and pressure is mounting. can the white house and congress keep the country from going off the fiscal cliff? >>> a dangerous winter storm roaring across the eastern half of the u.s. bringing blizzard conditions and travel nightmares. plus, the nra's controversial proposal to put armed volunteers in every school, we'll go in-depth with the man in charge of the national school shield program. i'm joe johns. you're in "the situation room." the u.s. is now ju
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